- Two brave off-duty cops helped capture five armed suspects who allegedly robbed a cellphone store
- Constable Gomolemo David Phiri and Constable Moses Moshwadiba saw the five men fleeing a cellphone shop and drive off
- They pursued the suspects in Constable Moshwadiba’s private vehicle and intercepted the armed suspects and arrested them with the help of Brits and Hartbeespoortdam police members
These two cops acted like heroes in an action movie and arrested five suspects after a car chase.
Constable Gomolemo David Phiri and Constable Moses Moshwadiba have been praised for their dedication to their duty to protect and to serve.
The two constables were off-duty when they noticed five suspicious men running out of a cellphone shop and driving away in a silver Toyota Etios.
The two constables were unarmed but decided to investigate and pursue the suspects in Constable Moshwadiba’s private vehicle.
They called in for reinforcements and were joined by Brits and Hartbeespoortdam police members near Damdoryn where they managed to intercept the suspect's vehicle.
The suspects were searched and found to be in possession of two pistols, one revolver and ammunition for the weapons as well as cellular phones and cash.
A Preliminary investigation connected the suspects aged 25 to 54 with an armed robbery at a cellular shop, the same one that the brave officers noticed them running out of.
The five suspects will appear before the Brits Magistrates’ Court on charges of robbery, possession of suspected stolen property and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
Facebook users loved the post and praised the heroic cops:
"It is undeniable fact that we still have lots of good police officers with passion and integrity in SAPS organization I know many of them. But it painful that once people hear bad things done by those who are rotten people paint all the members with the dirty brush."
"PC, give them ranks. By doing that uyo will encourage others to work hard even they are off duty. Please."
"Promote these Constables to the rank of Brigadier to swap ranks with those useless brigadiers who couldn't even drill at Richard Maponya's funeral."
Earlier this week, Briefly.co.za the story of how a brave cop had saved an old lady from drowning in a vicious river was shared online and soon went viral. The South African Police service have now released a detailed statement about the heroic event.
“I heard the granny screaming in the bushy area already inside the river asking for help. I couldn’t even see her, but used my amateur swimming skills and made my way through the thorny branches and into the muddy Kgoptjane River.
In other news, Samuel Down Sydes proved that there are still some great people out there with a sweet story he shared. Unfortunately, Samuel was conned as he attended an "interview". Unknowingly, he took R1 500 with him for the uniform he was supposed to receive.
Samuel was robbed of all his money and his laptop upon arrival at the interview. He made his way to the police station where he was informed that this type of scam has been happening for years now.
A policewoman by the name of Maria Ledwaba felt for Samuel. She drove him to the taxi rank and also bought him lunch.
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